Media of interest

Can we avoid the angst and embarrassment of another water crisis like the current one?

In the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, Auckland’s water reservoirs dropped to levels not seen for a generation. WaterCare dusted off the drought management plan and we came out of lockdown being urged to conserve water (but to keep washing our hands). There was no great alarm, but the possibility of significant issues next summer was flagged.

by Associate Professor Anthony Fowler is from the School of Environment, University of Auckland.

Read more about fixing Auckland's water crisis

Drought worries rise as weather warms

Kathryn Ryan (RNZ) talks with Niwa Principal Forecasting Scientist Chris Brandolino and Marlon Bridge, acting Chief Executive of Auckland's Watercare, Marlon Bridge.

Read more about rising drought worries on RNZ